The future of Thulani “Tyson” Hlatshwayo at Orlando Pirates is uncertain, Phakaaathi has learned. The central defender joined the Buccaneers of Bidvest Wits two years ago with great fanfare, which was disbanded at that time.
He was seen as a solution to Pirates’ defensive woes and was given the captain’s armband from his first game for the team. However, his performances never matched the bill and he quickly became a persona non grata with the supporters.
He made costly mistakes from which he never seemed to recover and has since been relegated to the stands. According to a source, he is on his way out.
“His contract will not be renewed. The club had the option to extend for another year, but they have not yet done so. He has gone down the pecking order and is unlikely to get a chance anytime soon,” the source said. .
Pirates signed Olisa Ndah at the start of the current season and the Nigerian has formed a good partnership with Happy Jele at the back. If Jele, who is prone to injury, is unavailable, Ntsikelelo Nyauza will take his place with Innocent Maela as another option in the center of defense for Hlatshwayo.
Another source said Hlatshwayo may be sent to Golden Arrows in a swap deal for Nkosinathi Sibisi.